Our Universities: Luxuries and Necessities
There is real work associated with the purpose of the university. Work focused on changing the way people think, and changing the way a society operates. Work building a productive economy. Work that creates enlightened action. It is never about a guaranteed success story. Some of the best success stories come from people who only infrequently visited a university campus.
“A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.”
George F. Will